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What is an Apprenticeship & How Do They Work?

Last updated December 21, 2021

What is an Apprenticeship & How Do They Work?

An apprenticeship is a career pathway that allows someone to gain on-the-job training, paid work experience, classroom instruction, and a nationally-recognized credential within their industry. It’s a great way to learn and get paid! Since an apprenticeship is a job, your employer will pay you while you work and gain skills and mentorship in the field that interests you. The skills you learn can prepare you for a successful career, and you will receive a credential or earn academic credit towards a college degree, while avoiding student debt.

How to find an apprenticeship

Apprenticeship programs can open doors to hundreds of occupations, often in high-growth and emerging industries. They last from one to six years, with many programs being one or two years. If you are interested in becoming an apprentice, you can look for an opportunity through Apprenticeship Finder and apply through a link there. Feel free to also contact the employers or program sponsors for more information about their apprenticeship opportunities.

Apprenticeships are pathways to stable, well-paid, in-demand careers!

The average starting wage for an apprentice is $15.00 per hour and increases as an apprentice gains more skills. 94% of apprentices who complete an apprenticeship retain employment and the average starting salary after completing an apprenticeship program is $70,000. Compared to peers who don’t complete an apprenticeship program, apprentice graduates earn $300,000 more over their lifetime.

What is an Apprenticeship & How Do They Work?

If you want to learn, work, and get paid at the same time, consider becoming an apprentice. To learn more or to find apprenticeship opportunities near you, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s website:  www.apprenticeship.gov.

If you have questions about apprenticeships, just text #Hello to 33-55-77 and we'll walk you through how they work, how to find one, and what kind of apprenticeship options are out there! 

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